Dr Ling Chen is a senior lecturer with the the Centre of Quantum Computation & Intelligent Systems (QCIS) and the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) in the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She is currently the director of the Data Science & Knowledge Discovery Laboratory (The DSKD Lab). Before joining UTS, she was a Postdoc Research Fellow with L3S Research Center, Leibiniz University Hannover, Germany. Dr Chen received her PhD in 2008 in Computer Engineering, from Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Dr Chen's main research interests focus on data mining and machine learning. She has worked on fundamental data mining tasks such as pattern mining from structured data or uncertain data. Her recent work also include knowledge discovery from social network and social media. She has developed novel and effective algorithms for event detection from social media and recommendation in social network. Dr Chen has published more than 50 papers in major international data mining conferences including SIGKDD, SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDM, SDM and CIKM, and journals like ACM TOIS and WWW. Dr Chen has served as a PC member for many conferences such as SIGKDD, PKDD and PAKDD. She was the Conference Chair of AusDM 2015.